Beautiful Pieces of Art Built with Welding

Art is probably not the first image that comes to mind at the mention of welding, but it is very possible to create beautiful pieces from this often-underappreciated method. Artists from all around the world have incorporated metal into their work, with most simply using scrap metal available at low or no cost! If you are an aspiring artist or just looking for a new creative avenue, welded sculptureand art might be for you! Read on for some great inspiration.

We wouldn’t be surprised if this article inspires you to create some artworks with welding yourself. If you want to flex your creative muscles and would like to get your own equipment, try an online specialist such as WIA – check them out at www.welding.com.au for more details. Welding does mean exposure to extremely high temperatures, so make sure you have done all your research and are following safety instructions at all times. Good luck and happy creating!

Sculptures

Many sculptures have been created and built through welding and these can range from small figurines to absolutely huge masterpieces. These sculptures are usually made with a combination of different metals, and as a result, retain an extremely steam-punk look. If you are just experimenting with welding, you may want to start off with something on a smaller scale – maybe something you can fit in your living room.

Displays

You don’t have to make magnificent sculptures to create fantastic art using welding. Metal rods can be bent and melded into many fantastic shapes, and you can make a great number of pieces out of these if you only use your imagination! Vine-like pieces are extremely common and classy, and can be made into jewellery displays, or even artistic and unique photo frames.

Home Decorations

If you need some new art to decorate your home, you might want to consider some welded art. Horseshoes have been cleverly welded to create a piece of art that is not only beautiful, but can also hold tealights. Thin steel wire can be manipulated to make intricate patterns that wouldn’t look out of place on your walls at home. The possibilities are truly endless!

Furniture

You might not consider furniture to be art, but you might change your mind once you see the pieces that have been created from welding. Old wrenches have been turned into a beautiful bench, and discarded coins have been used to create a unique-looking chair. Futuristic couches made from two sheets of metal and tabletops constructed from old pieces of scrap metal have also been created – you really won’t need to look very far for inspiration if you want to make some furniture of your own.

Are you an artist? Have you ever used welding in your pieces before? How did they turn out and do you have any advice for others seeking to do something similar? Are you a welder? Would you consider attempting to create something artistic from welding? Leave your thoughts and tidbits of advice below.

Promoting Economic Growth

It is an undeniable fact that improving infrastructure and its support facilities will promote economic growth because of its effect in the efficient transport of goods and the people. So the more time you’ll have in taking care of your business and not spend it on the road travelling will surely provide more opportunities for the growth and developing new business. And when President Benigno Aquino III mentioned in his latest State of the Nation Address (SONA) the construction of the Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike, it opens a new day and hope for the people who live along the Laguna de Bay.

The Aquino administration envisioned that the said project aims to mitigate flooding along the coastal towns of Laguna de Bay and at the same time it is expected to ease traffic congestion in the nearby cities as it traverse from Taguig and passes though Muntinlupa and Calamba then ends up in Los Banos, Laguna. I guess it is now time to address the long standing issue of flooding in the area and authorities believe that the construction of the Laguna Dike will be the long term solution and will eventually put period to it as the residence have been suffering for quite a long time already.

The Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike project involves the construction of a 47-kilometer flood control dike and on top of which is a massive six-lane expressway from Taguig to Los Banos, Laguna with a series of bridges that connects them then pumping stations and floodgates will also be in place. That makes it the biggest and the flagship project of the Aquino administration which will be implemented through a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) under the Build-Operate-Transfer scheme. Authorities said that they are going to bid out the project before the end of 2014 and construction is expected to start late the following year and end in 2021.

And the same as with any other government projects, it doesn’t come by without any opposition especially to those living and will be displaced along the shoreline of Laguna de Bay. Many also believe that it is not the long term solution and will not solve the real flooding issues. I somehow, in one way agree that it may not be the long term solution but no one else do if we only rely on one single solution for these complex circumstances. But I also believe that the long stretch of the expressway will surely promote economic growth not only to the area but to the entire Philippine economy.

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Your Pet’s Medication Provider

I could still remember about hubby’s plan to have a pet dog in the house and he’s been dying to have a yellow Labrador. One time, I made a quick research about this kind of breed and I only found good praises of Labradors and even scientific studies point to the same results. So I am not totally against owning a dog in the house because we have enough space at the back of our house for him to occupy and there’s also so much space inside the house for him to stay during summer. The only concern that I have is our son who has skin allergies since he was still very young and I’m afraid that it might trigger to flare up in that case.

In fact, I am not even concerned when it comes to the health matters of the dog because there are lots of veterinary clinics around though it is a bit expensive but money is not a big issue when it comes to the health and safety of everyone. That’s always what hubby have told me. And nowadays, with the advent of modern technology, it is now so easy to get your pet’s medication needs. The http://entirelypetspharmacy.com/ is one dedicated provider for all your pet’s prescription medication needs which guarantees the availability of prescription pet medicines duly approved by regulatory bodies. In other words, you can be sure to find a wide selection of quality prescription products for all your pets needs. And when you buy in the internet, it’s always at a discounted price or oftentimes at lower cost. So most online transactions are at a lower cost and has never been easier since then.

The Legal Owner: SM Aura Premier

I could still remember when a prominent financial adviser said, “if you have money that you aren’t going to use within a year, it is wise that you take them out from the bank and invest it elsewhere”.

It did not take me that long to understand his position, not that I am questioning him, since there are other ways of how to keep it financially profitable while at the same time making it as your lifetime savings. Anyway, I am not a financial expert but with my two years of experience in trying to be a financial literate, I would say that I know already the basics on how to handle our finances that somehow will put us through in some crisis.

Land or property acquisition is one of the best and is on the top of the list of our long term investment plans. But one thing that you should be aware of in buying parcels of land, that it has a clean title and no issue whatsoever. The last thing that you want to get involve is being caught in between a complicated situation. Just like the issue that the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) have against SM Prime Holdings Inc. when the SM Aura Premier was built. And the more I read about it the more it become clear to me what the issue or issues all about.

There are at least two things to clear first and you leave the rest to the proper authority (whoever they may be) because of technical issue and legal jargon. First is the rightful owner of the property and second is how the said parcels of land are put into use. The latter perhaps causes the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) to react when SM Aura Mall was built on the land given to Taguig City during a compromised agreement when the BCDA encroached on parcels of land owned by Taguig that is intended for a civic center so they agreed to swap properties that was formalized in two memorandums of agreement (MOAs).

So with that alone, in my opinion, the BCDA should go head on with Taguig City considering that SMPHI is only leasing and developing the said property through a public bidding and won. And was also following a resolution passed by Taguig City council to build a mixed-use development site and not just a simple civic center. And as what you have read on news reports, everyone has valid reasons to it especially when the words “civic center” comes to play. So this is what I’ve been telling you about technicalities and legal jargons, more so when someone tries to find loopholes in the law or even (mutual) agreements when certain competition arise.

Although the issue between the owner of SM Aura Premier and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) is on a big scale already but the point is there for you to think about when acquiring property knowing that it will be for your future use and not futuristic headache.

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The Right Protection for Pickup Trucks

It wasn’t that long ago when hubby’s aunt decided to buy a service vehicle for their farm in their ancestral home. After asking his father for what could be the appropriate vehicle that they can use there, she decided to buy a pickup truck for two important reasons. They can use it for personal matters since it can be occupied with five passengers while at the same time the big available space at the back is enough for the needs in their farm.

And one thing that her aunt must have or should not forget is the cover for the vehicle. Although there are lots of available covers for pickup trucks that she can choose from but I think she shouldn’t compromise the quality of the product considering how important car cover is. That also goes to anyone who intend to buy one for their car because it does not only covers the vehicle, it also serves as extra protection from the harsh environment more so if you don’t have a proper garage. I believe that the type of materials for your car covers is the top most factors that you need to consider when it comes to providing sufficient protection.